Willard ‘Will’ A. Markham Jr.


Oct. 25, 1935 – Aug. 7, 2008

Willard "Will" A. Markham Jr. of Waukesha died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 72. Will was born Oct. 25, 1935, in Waukesha, the son of Willard A. and Nettie (Inzeo) Markham.

Will was an avid golfer and was most proud of scoring a hole-in-one. Will married Nancy Olwell (nee Birmingham) on Aug. 29, 1981.

Will is lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife, Nancy; children, Linda (George) Medal, Terrilynne Koepke, Karen (Keith) Caporale, Sue Zech, Shari (Robert) Bremser, Wendy Rappis and William (Charity) Markham; grandchildren, Melissa, Rachael and Jake Medal, Kristopher Koepke, Benjamin and Bud Caporale, Katie and Alex Zech, Sydney, Reggie and Lucy Rappis and Shauna Markham; and one great-grandson, Jaden Medal. Will is additionally survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Nettie Markham; sister, Patricia Yanzer; and brother, Richard Markham.

The family wishes to express a special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for the past 27 years of their care and devotion to his well being.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6:30 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Aug. 9, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials for Will are appreciated to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Wisconsin Chapter 1126 S. 70th St., Suite S210A, West Allis, WI 53214.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609 or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit